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Scam - Alert

Good Afternoon,

I just want to re- highlight a scam that is still going around sadly. 

Have you been asked to withdraw cash by the Police?

This is a SCAM  - STOP!

The police or bank will NEVER:

  • ask for your bank details or PIN.
  • ask you to transfer or withdraw and handover sums of money.
  • send a courier to collect your bank cards, cash or PIN.
  • If you are unsure about a call or visitor you have received:

  • Don't give out any personal or financial information.
  • Hang up or close your front door to check the caller's identity.
  • If they phone you, wait 10 minutes before you use the phone again ( or better still use a different telephone ) in case they stay on the line.
  • Contact their company yourself or dial 101 for the police - do not call a number they have provided.
  • Report suspicious activity straight away.
  • I have enclosed a poster on the same information, please highlight it on you community social media sites or any of your community notice boards.

    Lets get this message out to stop it happening to members of our community.



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    Message Sent By
    Katherine Richards
    (Police, PCSO, Ashford Community Safety Unit)

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